In the course of clearing my desk yesterday, an epic and rare undertaking, I decided finally to settle up with my friend Katie for a party we had. I look at the wine store receipt, and I see this:
In an equally rare moment of cleaning out my closet, I discover these:
And a fortune cookie gave up this:
I was so delighted to uncover my desk that I took a picture of it:
Can’t figure out what to do about that cat, though.
Sometimes the mailbox coughs up a great surprise. Yesterday, this:
From genuwine Iceland and everything! Our friend Landy, who has been known to rescue kuky knitting patterns from Edinburgh thrift shops, was in Iceland over the holidays, so of course she saw itchy, scratchy brown yarn and thought of me. Deeply moved!
Another Treasure Excavated from the Desk
My all-time favorite piece of swag, from the sublime Stash in Berkeley, California. I’ve had this for a few years, and every time I see it, I chuckle.
It’s a coaster:
But on the back:
The tidiest, most compressed guide to gauge, needles, yardage. Stash proprietor Ellen Roosevelt cooked up this wheel, and I think everybody should go buy some yarn from her to encourage more elegant loonacy like this.